Via Big Government at Occupy Oakland:
Because it worked out so well last century.
We're fond of saying the 20th century was nothing more than a study in the human misery that was brought about by government policies under the big tent of collectivism and the big dog in that tent was communism.
Occupiers may say that the Commies are but a fringe element of the broader #OWS movement and that is most likely the case, however, demands like forgiving student loan debt and forgiving home loan debt require an involuntary confiscation of someone else's property and wealth and that puts them right back under that collectivist big tent with the Commies.
P.S. Are we back from Vegas yet? Shoot, we don't know - it's Thursday night. The beauty of the interwebs and scheduled posts.